Free open Job in Wales Building Energy Modeller at Swansea University

Hours: Full time 35 hours per week
Contract: Fixed term until 28/02/2022
Location: Located at The Active Office, Swansea University Bay Campus (moving to a new building)

About the Project

The Active Building Centre (ABC) is a national centre of excellence looking to transform construction through the deployment of active buildings – disrupting the energy and construction industry through new solar- powered building design.

Our plan is to deliver a strategic pipeline of these innovative Active Buildings, which are more sustainable, perform better, are comfortable and will significantly contribute to decarbonisation.

As an ambitious new project, we are interested in hearing from informed individuals who are ready to challenge the status quo as we aim to remove barriers and accelerate market adoption of Active Buildings.

As part of a highly skilled team looking to transform the energy and construction industry and drive policy change, you will be open to new ideas, bring fresh thinking, and be ready to play your part in delivering the case for Active Buildings.

Role Summary

The Active Building Centre is an ambitious, high profile, Β£36million project of national importance to be delivered over three and a half years. Led by Swansea University and encompassing a range of industrial and academic partners – including 9 other universities – its success will be dependent on the ability to mobilise and deliver at pace in terms of applied research, product development, commercial engagement and the realisation of a comprehensive demonstration building portfolio.

The Building Energy Modeller within the Active Building Centre will be responsible for undertaking energy modelling of buildings that incorporate both novel and well-established solar energy generation and storage technologies, and the integration of these technologies into Active Buildings. The ABC programme includes the delivery of around 20 demonstration buildings, with a follow up pipeline of 300 further buildings delivered by commercial and industrial partners. The performance of these buildings will be used to create an evidence base to inform future projects and influence wider government policy.

The Building Energy Modeller will be capable of using energy modelling packages, such as IES, to assess the feasibility of energy generation and storage systems in Active Buildings and to enable the design of suitable HVAC systems that incorporate Low or Zero Carbon (LZC) technologies.

The wider opportunity is to help shape and form a new approach to construction, energy and transport with significant benefits in terms of economic growth, environmental impact and end user satisfaction.

Part of this role involves working with other academic partners to the Active Building Centre to share knowledge and ensure the team is working together to meet the aims of the relevant work packages that contribute to the overall delivery programme for the Active Building Centre.

The Building Energy Modeller will report to the Head of Design.

Person Specification

Education to degree level in an appropriate engineering, science or management discipline.

Informal enquiries

Informal enquiries are welcome and should be directed to: Joanna Clarke at joanna@activebuildingcentre.comΒ 

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